Hymn for Father’s Day

Happy the Home When God is There

words by Henry Ware, Jr. (1794-1843)

Happy the home when God is there,
And love fills every breast;
When one their wish, and one their prayer,
And one their heav’nly rest.

Happy the home where Jesus’ Name
Is sweet to every ear;
Where children early speak His fame,
And parents hold Him dear.

Happy the home where prayer is heard,
And praise each day does rise;
Where parents love the sacred Word
And all its wisdom prize.

Lord, let us in our homes agree
This blessèd peace to gain;
Unite our hearts in love to Thee,
And love to all will reign.

The top photo is my Father praying at a family gathering. Happy Father’s Day Pop! My parents have always had a deep love and respect for God’s Word.

Happy Father’s Day Dear! Thank you for being a great Father to our children and a man of integrity who honors God’s Word.

The newest Father in our family, my brother Leonard. Happy 1st Father’s Day, Leonard. We love watching you as a Father to the Princess.

Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage. They have blacked out all those photos on my blog posts. OH BOTHER! I’m slowly cleaning up my posts.

8 thoughts on “Hymn for Father’s Day

  1. That is such a special picture of your dad. Powerful!

    I remember that hymn, I haven’t heard it in a long time.

    Happy Fathers Day to Greg.

  2. What lovely pictures. Sitting here with a tear in my eye.
    My Godly father died in ’74 at age 60 having had diabetes since age 18. While he pioneered how to live with the disease I was very happy to see him safe home in the arms of His Heavenly Father. But oh I miss my Daddy.

    I love this song…so many people have an imperfect Father child relationship and David Meece expresses this so well.
    My Father’s chair

    Sometimes at night
    I’d lie awake
    Longing inside
    for my Father’s embrace
    Some times at night
    I’d wander downstairs
    and pray he’d returned
    But no one was there-
    O how I’d cry
    A child all alone
    Waiting for him to come home

    M y Father’s chair
    Sat in an empty room
    My Father’s chair
    Covered with sheets of gloom
    My Father’s chair
    Through all the years
    And all the tears
    I cried in vain –
    No one was there
    In my Father’s chair

    Sometimes at night
    I sit all alone
    Drifting asleep
    In a chair of my own –
    When sweet sleepy eyes
    Peer down from the hall
    Frightened by dreams
    They cannot recall –

    I hold them close
    Calming their fears
    Praying they always will say

    My Father’s chair
    Sits in a loving room
    My Father’s chair
    No matter what I do
    My father’s chair
    Through all the years
    And all the tears
    I need not fear –

    Love’s always there
    In my father’s chair.

    Sometimes at night
    I dream of a throne
    Of my loving God
    Calling me home

    And as I appear
    He rises and smiles
    And reaches with love
    To welcome His child –

    Never to cry
    Never to fear
    In His arms safe and secure

    My Father’s chair
    Sits in a royal room
    My Father’s chair
    Hold’s glory beyond the tomb
    My Father’s chair
    My God is there
    And I am His
    Eternal heir
    Someday I’ll share
    My Father’s chair.

  3. Hi Ellen,

    I haven’t heard that hymn FOREVER! We used to sing it at church when I was little. Thanks for posting it – it brought back sweet memories of my church back home.

  4. a wonderful hymn i would love to use it in my worship on Sunday. Please may I have your permission and if so, what is the tune ,Many thanks Helga

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